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THE ARGUS. SA i UliDAV JUtf E (5; 1891.
Statistics of the Coal Industry
in Five States.
VAST INCREASE DURING A DECADE
Output of IHtarsatnnus Nearly Ioulled
In Pennsylvania The FignrrN for Illi
nois and Indiana A Ilrport That Sec
retary Noble Is to KeoiKii In the Near
Future More' law Wanted -Against
Foreign Contract Labor Another lilrch
Mooted in the Seal Matter Capital
Washington Citv, June 6. The census
bureau lias made public a bulletin on the
subject of the bituminous coal production
in Pennsylvania. It shows the output of
the bituminous ret'ions in that state to
have been 3S.174.0M sliort tons in
nearly double that reiorted in the tenth
census. The total value of the output is
given as 27.;)&1.21, or an average of 77.2
cents per short ton at the mines, against
lH.WT.iat in 1S. or an average of 100.S
cents per ton at the mines.
The Nttmher of Men Employed.
The average number of persons em
jtloywTin 1V: was 53.7N, against :-"l.li4J for
lS'SO, the amounting paid for wages in 1RS9
being v.'l.I4.'.iir.l against tlO.ttcUito for
1KK0. The auiMiint of coal manufactured
into coke during the year 1S! was lo.l'.si,
fws short ton, or '.17 per cent, of the to
tal production. Altogether the report
shows a remarkable increase in the bi
tuminous oH-rat ions throughout the state.
Statistics of Four Western States.
The bureau has also made a statement
i.f the coal production in Illinois. Ohio,
Indiana, and Michigan. The production
and value fur the lat decade is as fol
short tons. Value.
Ohio, IWti.TlC t'.:iv.t
Indiana :i,W",iir7 2,SST,sit;
Michigan IHM'A Vjnil
The greatest increase of prod net inn in
the past years is shown by Illinois
5,9S.S!5 short tons. The increase in value
of the product is as follows: Illinois,
tf.1175,371; Ohio, $1,35,7J3; Indiana. 717,
5IM. Area of Coal Lands.
The coal area in Illinois is 37.0O0 square
miles: in Ohio, 10.000; in Indiana. 7.O00,
and in Michigan 7,000. There has leen a
gradual decrease in the production of coal
in Michigan since 1SXJ, the total decrease
lieing tons in production, and 4-100.-
4-9 in value. The principal statistics of
the industry are'as follows:
Emplnyes. Wages. itures.
Illinois -M.xa 4.:n7 $lii.:;.i'it
Ohio .am !.'. n s.2t;.ii
Indiana.'. H.oS: L'.aa.oH :..1
WANTS A STRONGER LAW.
The New Imraigratlen Law Not Fft'ectlve
, Kuoiigh for Gen. O'Beirne.
; WASHINGTON CITY, June 6. Gen. James
'R. O'Beirne, deputy commissioner of im
migration at New York, who is in this
city conferring with the treasury officials
about immigration matters, said the new
immigration law, wh ile effective as far as
it went, wa-s not yet comprehensive
enough, and that congress would be com
pelled to amend it next winter. The law,
he thinks, lacks the positivism usually
given to health boards. Something, he
says, will have to be done to prevent the
arrival of nnskilled laborers, who dis
place Americans in order that corporations
may pay out less wages.
The Law Continually Violated.
Despite the contract lnlor law, men who
have been foremen or superintendents go
abroad and secure large gangs of men,
bringing them over to this country in
detached sections and keeping secret the
matter of their contract. He says also
that this state of affairs can only le
remedied by the watchfulness of officers of
the labor unions, who can aid the im
migration bureau by notifying it at New
York and Washington City when gangs
of workmen appear in their own town un
der suspicious circumstances. The facts
would then be investigated and the men,
if they came here under contract and ar?
discovered within a year, can 1 returned
to the country from whence they came.
THE COMPLICATIVE "IF."
It Uoes IMity In a Presumptive II Itch in
the Seal Case.
Washington CiTT. June fi. There is a
fair prospect for another hitch in the lie ti
ring sea matter liefore it reaches arbitra
tion, and there are obstacles yet to over
come before mi agreement can lie reached
for a closed season. The bill passed the
house of commons confers authority upon
the (leeri M i"ne a proclamation prohib
iting I'ritish subjects from takiug seals
during a certain period, but the issuance
of this proclamation is de;eudeut upon
the disposition of Lord Salisbury. The
British government it is understood will
insist that the I'nited States shall be
pledged to pay British subjects for losses
sustained through the deprivation of s;m'
ing privileges during the closed season if
the contentions uf the I'nited States are
not unstained tiy urbiuation.
Cannot Give the Pledge.
On the other hand the Uritish govern
ernnieiit will probably agree to pay
damages to the American company in ca-e
a different decision is reached. If this is
made a condition the president can give
no such pledge, that lieing a matter that
congress alone can deal with, t'ongre.-s
not lieing in session, this question com
plicates the situation, and it is doubtful
how the matter will l) settled.
IS NOBLE GOING TO RESIGN?
A Hot Springs. Ark., Speciitl Says lie
Will Ketire Soon.
Washington CITT, Jt.u The corre
spondent at this city of The New York
Press says that a gentleman in high offi
cial life here, who lias n friend staying at
the Park hotel. Hot Springs, Ark., where
Secretary Noble is also registered, re
ceived a letter last night in which the
writer reported Secretary Noble as saying
that he would resign from the cabinet at
an early date on account of his healtii.
The Hot Springs correspondent also cred
ited Mr. Noble's private secretary with
saying that his sujierior would send his
resignation to the president to take effect
Aug. 1. truth of the report was dis
credited ia official circles here, although
no one Could be found who was in a posi
tion to speak authoritatively.
The Tariff Catches Everything.
Washington Citt, June 4. Acting Sec
retary Spantding has approved the action
of the collector of customs at Brownsville,
Tex., in assessing duty upon merchandise
purchased in Matamoras, Mex., which Jt.
opposite Brownsville. The custom an
arisen of Americans dealing in Ma a
moras, and numerous complaints l:i vc
been received that duties are exacted fcr
such purchases by United States officers.
but their action is upheld by the treasury
0. The treai
The Silver Front I'tlli:
Washington City, June
nry department has, under the recent de
cision of the attorney general, convert
the seignorage accruing from the coinft' i
rf silver dollars into standard silver del
lars. and is now issuing silver certificate!
against them. The aggregate of silver do!
lars against which silver certificates hava
not been issued has been increased by this
decision from $ri00,000 6nthe 1st of May to.
aiore thau 4,UOO,000 on June 1.
Will Investigate the Concord Accident.
Washington City, June . A board ot
officers met at the Norfolk, navy yard to
day to investigate the circumstances of
the death of the two men on the United
States steamship Concord by the blowing
out of her main Kteam-pipe, which, oc
curred a few days ago while on her final
Vinl trip. Commander Batcheller, of the
Concord, requested that the investigation
The Anti-Trust Law Declared Valid.
Washington City, June 6. The attor
ney general has received a dispatch
stating that the United ' States circr't
court at Nashville, Tenn., had sustained
the constitutionality of the anti-trust law
its ttie case oi the United States vs. Jelluo
Mountain Coal and ljike company.
Silver a Little Higher.
Washington City, June 0. The treas
ury department yesterday purchased 4V
(' ounces of silver at 'J7.s to cents per
ounce. The offers were &si,titiu ounces.
THE TAX REFORMERS' CF.EEO.
They Want Those Who lielleve Thereinto
New Yoi:k, June t. The New York
Tax Reform association has promulgated
the following platform of principles,
which is signed, among others, by David
A. Wells, of Norwich, Conn.; F. B.
Thurber, Amos It. F.no, William Stein
way, and Thomas G. Shearman: "The
most direct taxation is theoretically the
best, liecause it gives to real payers of
taxes a conscious and direct jievuniary in
terest) in honest and economical govern
ment. Mortgages and capital engaged in
production or trade should lie exeirj t
from taxation, because taxes on such cap
ital tend to drive it away, to put a pre
mium tn dishonesty and to discourage in
dustry. Land to Iiear the Burden.
"Keal estate should bear the main bur
den of taxation, liecause such taxes can lie
tnost easily, cheaply and certainly collect
ed. No legislature will venture to enact
a good system of local taxation until the
people, especially the farmers, jierceive
the correct principles of taxation, and see
the folly of taxing personal property. "The
signers of the platform equest all who be
lieve in the same to communicate with the
association, at 111 Broadway, N. Y. The
call is intended only to bring out such an
expression of opinion as will make it possi
ble to organize for the propagation of
MOBBED BY SALOON KEEPER.
HARD ROW TO HOE.
An English Monk Undertakes a
EE WOULD SAVE SOTTLS IN CHICAGO
One Manitoba Clergyman Rotten Egged.
Another Nose ISroken.
Winnipkg, Man., June . Thursday
Kev. Mr. Mordy, a well-known Winnipeg
divine, weut to Portage to conduct the
prosecution of half-dozen hotel keepers
who had violated the liquor laws. Mordy
secured a conviction, and when leaving
the court room was mobbed. He escaped
with slight injuries, taking refuge in the
Methodist parsonage. Later in the day
when tie arrived at the depot to take the
train for Winnipeg he met a warm recep
tion, the liquor men first covering his
clothes with rotten eggs and then assault
ing him. He was badly injured. Kev.
Mr. I) linear who went to his assistance,
had his nose broken and Avas otherwise bad
ly.handled. Winnipeg liquor men threaten
to renew the attack.
On the Diamond F ield.
Chicago, June C The scores made at
Ixise ltll yesterday by the National League
were as follows: At Boston Cleveland 1,
Uostonll; at Philadelphia Philadelphia
4, Pittsburg T; at New York New York
l, Cincinnati 2; at Brooklyn Chicago 2,
Association: At Columbus Columbus
4, Washington 5; at Louisville Boston .,
Louisville 4; at St. Ixiuis St. Louis b,
Baltimore '.; Cincinnati-Athletic game
postponed wet grounds.
Western: All games postponed on ac
count of the weather.
Illinois-Iov.-a: At Aurora Aurora S,
Davenport 4: at Kockford Kockford 6,
Cedar Kapids at Joliet Joliet 1, luincy
0; at Ottawa Ottawa 0, Ottiuuwa 2.
New I'll use of Russian Jew-Halting.
LonikjN, June 0. St. Petersburg ad
vices stat(j that the iiersecution of the
Jews has taken a new phase. The Rus
sian authorities, after having abused, im
prisoned and expelled many thousands
of the unfortun.ite race, are now auxicms
to prove that the Jews are criminal and
deserve the punishment inflicted on them
liefore any charge was made. Therefore
the police have seized the books of a num
lier of synatroirues containing the Jewish
record of marriages, and it is hoped to
secure evidence that bigamous marriams
have lieen common, and that Hebrews,
after obtaining worthless divorces from
the rabbis, have married a train in viola
tion of law.
Michigan Krihery Charges.
Lansing, Mich., .lyue . William
Graves, a reporter for one of the papers
which have published charges of briliery
acainst Representatives Munthe and
Doyle, was summoned before the investi
gating committee yesterday. Graves re
insert to answer the questions of the com
mittee, and declined to give his reasons
for so doing. Last niirht, after a stormy
session, the house decided that the news
paper man should lie punished for con
tempt, and he was ordered under arrest.
The senate passed the house bill which
gives the general public the right to fish
in any navigable waters where fish have
been planted at the expense of the state.
Murdered by a Masked Man.
Salt Lake City, Utah, June 6. Ed
Callihan, a ruinig man and well known
sport, was murdered by a masked man
about two miles south of the city at an
early Lour yesterday. Josie Hill, a
"woman of loose morals, who was with
him at the time, has been arrested,
charged with luring Callihan to his
Tather Ignatius Arrives and Begins Hit
Mission Some Acconnt of a Remarka
ble Man How He Looks, Dresses and
His Methods What He Thinks ol
Brooks and Newton Told In His Own
I'laln English Ir. Brings Sustained by
the "I'nion" Directors.
Chicago, June 6. "Father Ignatius, O.
S. B., Monk " That's the way lie signs
himself. He arrived in the city yesterday
from New York. Father Ignatius is tht
first monk of the church of Fngland sintf
the time of Henry VIII. lie is the foundei
of the Order of St. Benedict in the church
of Fngland. This statement will throw
light to the uninformed on the peculiai
style in which he signs himself. Fathet
Ignatius come to Chicago to uphold tht
old Welsh motto: "Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y
, Byd," which means, "Truth against tht
world," and to nphold the truth he will
hold a mission Tiere, beginning to-day at
; 3:30 p.m. He is accompanied by Fathers
'Michael and David, who came with him
to this country. Father Ignatius is a 'most
! Description of the British Monk.
He is 53 years old. Years of extensive
travel and wide learning and study havt
biade him an interesting and brilliant con
versationalist. Father Ignatius has a
tmooth-shaven face, with a complexion as
fure and rosy almost as that of a maiden
He has a high forehead, Lis face is full ami
itotind. and a pair of blue eyes sparkit
i-ith intelligence as he warms up to a fer-W-nt
exclamation on nny subject. He is
oif medium height and build. He has that
(Jrcular cut of hair known as tonsure.and
! clad in a long, flowing, hooded robe ol
"lack serge, girdled at the waist by t
hempen rope, above which dangle a string
(t beads and a crucifix. On his bare feet
e sandals strapped by leather thongs
je never wears boots or shoes alwavs
Like Onr Own Jerry Simpson.
n the summer he wears no socks. Ht
t-ars this garb both in the pulpit and or.
tie street. Father Ignatius is therefore i
figure that wiil attract people to hear hire
through curiosity. But the great crowds
t liit have heard him in the east were
c'iirmed liy his fascinating methods of or
s'firy. The idle curiosity-seekers lecamt
i.ierested listeners. The father possesses
.i --iiooth elocution ami the pantomin .c
titiculation of an actor. He has emphat
.cjilly a theatric nature, with that indefin
libit something called jiersonal magnet
-.snj. And then he is a novelty. That
ccints a great deal.
I Has Taken a Big Contract.
7b a reporter Father Ignatius said, aftei
txiessing the opinfon that the United
Stakes was the most glorious country it
the (world, and that it would in somt
futlre epoch Anglicize both American
continents: "I come to Chicago sav
soui not to seek notoriety have the samt
simple tale of Christ's birth and his saving
I-owir for humanity to tell that has beer
told tor centuries. I believe in this sim
jlic'jy of Christianity. It has force. 1
don ij fight for creeds. I do missionary
worfcto save souls, to tell the people how
fr I-ome lietter men and women. Es-p-cihlly
do I believe in this simplicity ol
teaching fn these days of new-fangled
n )tims about Christianity.
AitlAllusion to Brooks and Newton.
"Tut church of England, to which I be
lt ng. lias a historic faith. It ha.s lieen up
hold fbr centuries. These modern Heretics
who :-eak down this old faith are doing
nothing to build up the church, and they
onghtfto leave the church. I refer to such
men Rev. Phillips Brooks and Rev. Dr.
Hberj Newton. Newton is paid a hand
some lary to preach certain doctrines ol
the E;rfscopal church, and instead of that
he is accepting the money and preaching
sometning entirely different and in direct
variai.ee with the declarations of tht
churclt. He onght, therefore, as a mattei
of honesty, leave the church. He is taking
th! money Irom the church, but is not
kepin the obligation for which he was
Should Go Ont or Be Kicked Out.
' Let iim get out and start a church ot
his own. If he doesn't get out he ought
to be kicked out. Such men as Brooks
and Netrtou preach views opposite tothosc
heldbytbe church, and then when the
church defends itself and properly calls
them heretics, they answer back that they
are preuching nineteenth century liberal
ism, an! that the church is narrow-minded
and 3ogy. IiCt these heretics get out ot
the church, then, to preach their lilieral
ism, and nobody will bother them. They
can theii;ire uh without molestation the
same as Bob Ingersoll delivers his lec
THEY STAND BY DR. BRIGGS.
I'nion Theological Seminary Makes an Is
sue with the Assembly.
N.5W Yohk, June 6. For three hours
yesterday afternoon the directors of the
irni'iu Theological seminary sat in secret
session discussing the cose of Dr. Briggs.
A resolution was adopted at the meeting
upholdingthe former action of the direc
tors regarding the transfer of Dr. Briggs
from the Davenport professorship of He
brew to th Edward Robinson professor
ship of Rillical theology. The resolution
was .is follows: "That the board of direc
tors, after having taken legal advice and
after due consideration, see no reason to
chance their minds on the subject of the
transfer of Dr. Briggs, and feel bound in
the direction of their duties under theii
charter and constitution to adhere to the
Only Two Dissenting Votes.
"TLis is all," said Treasurer Kingsley,
"that we can make public of the meeting
with the exception that there were two
disseMing votes upon the passage of tht
resoli tion. The other points raised are
deferted until after we hear from the gen
eral assembly." The fact that a struggle
was in progress behind closed doors was ev
ident when Professor George A. Prentiss
staggered out into the hall after the dis
cussion had been underway for two hours,
and nearly sank to the floor through weak
ness b "ought on by over-excitement. The
venertble professor's body shook like a
leaf, aid he had to be assisted to a private
room until he had recovered.
Failure in Boots and Shoes.
Boston, June 6. Francis Emery, boot
and shoe manufacturer, assigned yester
day for the benefit of his creditors. All ot
Mr. Emery's property has been transferred
to the assignees for the equal benefit, with
out preference, of all the creditors.
Da. Humphreys' specOTi.'s are scientifically and
carefully prepared prescriptions ; ued for many
r ears In private practice with sucocssLnd forovcr
blrty years used by the pwple. Erery single Spe
cific Is a special cure for the disease named.
These Specifics cure without dmgglDg, purg
ing: or reducing the system, and are in fact and
fleed the sovereign remedies of theWorld.
ust ot ptoncipai, yon. cr KES.
41- evers, LonKestion, luntmmatinn...
Worms, V.nn Fever, Worm Colic.
3 Cryina Colic.orTecthiiig of Infants
4 Diarrhea, cf Children or Adults. ...
9 Dysentery Oripiug, Ulio-ia Colic. .
n ChnlpfS M or h u s. Voniltlnff.. -
7 Coughs, Cold, Bronchitis s8J
s JVearalgt a, TOotcacne. i aceacne
Headaches, Sick Headache. Vertigo
JO Dyspepsia, Bilious Stoniac-h
1 1 Mi ppressed or Painful Periods.
Ii Whites, too Profuse Periods
1 3 Croup. CoDKh, Pifhcult Breathing. ...
14 6alt Kheum, Erysipelas, Ernpiions.
l. Ithenmatism, Kbeumatlc Pains...,
16 Fever and Anne, Chlils,llalarla....
j i s'lies, nunu or DieeuxiK
19 Catarrh, Influenza, Cold in the Bead .SO
20 Whooping: CongD. Violent Counhs. .30
i lieneral Itebiliu .Physical Weakness .50
27 Kidney Di sense .50
Nersous Debility ..........1.00
30 Vrinnry Weakness, WettinRBed. .50
31 Diseases of tbeileart.Paipitation 1.00
Sold by Prnggi'is, or sent postpaid on receipt
Of price. I)R. Humphreys' Masn.'AL, (144 psfre)
richly honnd In cloth and frold, mailed free.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO.,
Cor. William and John Streets, New York.
$100 And Upwards
CAN BE IS VESTED It
A POSITIVE AND SAFE
I 5 per Cent
Dividend Paying Stock.
Full particulars and
Prospectus csn be hsxl
on application or addreesinc
S. L. SIMPSON. Banker.
64 Broadway, N-Y.
Mor putfennir i caused
by Female Wen knew than
and wb'it nt-jrltctt'd pro
dnren life Ion it invalid.
Y KUmfcR FA STILL itS, Itit?
munderful bom trt-utmt nt
Is a iire cure for Whitts
or Lewrorrha, Inflamma
tion. Clctratiun. Painful
and all complaints pnullar to i'trmaiea. futrtptud, tl.
For pale in Rock Inland by Harrz fc Bahnecn,
Third avenue and Twentieth etrett
now I men RO
BE w J ri .ClJS0 4illtaE.tT.
Call or fend for circa I ar containing
the most marvel on 9 ?urre of Canump
tion.Cannfr.Brip xDiseaae. Scrofula,
Eczema, Syvhilj. ftKbeumatiKm Ust-
arrh. Tumor. Bu-ach Trouble, etc.,
etc. atOO RKW aRD forp-Tiy firt tannine.
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NEW MUSIC HOUSE-
No. 1804.Second Avenue. ;.
Housel, Woodyatt & Co,
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
FVieirios eiricl Orra,rs,
WEBER, DECKE" BROS., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'3 PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and PAR
RAND & VOTBY ORGANS.
ISA fu'.l line also of email Musical m-r.biniiise.
Proprtetor of the Brady Street
All kinds of Cnt Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower Store-
One block north of Cemral Pars, ibe largest in Ia. 3u4 Er&ly Street, Davenport, Iowa.
This space is reserved for a plat of
SCHNELL'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
which is opened for the sale of lots. It is loca
ted south of Ninth avenue between Twen
tieth and Twenty-fourth streets.
The Plat will be ready in a few days.
We are opening-toe most complete line of Hardware specialties ever Oared la Back
Island beside onr reg-nlar s-oe of staple and builders BardwsM
and Mrcbsnlps tools.
Poeket, Tables Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stem, Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
PICIAXTIES-Cliaax Cooks and Eanfee, "Florida- and Wllber Hoi Watet H eaten
noxlda Steam Boilers, Fastenr Germ Proof Filters, Bconomy Furnaces, Tta
aad Sheet Iroa work. Plumbing, Copperemithlng and Steam Fitttnf.
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 Second avenue, Rock Island.